WSDOT: Parts Lead - King County - Seattle - Other, WA

Employer: Washington State Department of Transportation

Job Description:
Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT) is the steward of an integrated, multimodal transportation system that helps to ensure people and goods move safely and efficiently throughout the state. In addition to building, maintaining, and operating the state highway system, WSDOT operates the largest ferry system in the nation, manages the world's longest floating bridge, and recently completed the world's widest tunneling project.

The Opportunity
WSDOT is currently seeking an equipment technician to serve as the Parts Lead for the Transportation Equipment Fund (TEF) Division. The incumbent of this position will be responsible for leading two senior level parts technicians and ensuring that all parts purchased within the division adhere to all process, procedures, and contractual agreements. The Parts Lead is responsible for ordering and receiving inventory stock for seven regional locations and ensuring that invoices are accurate and input into the agency’s payment database timely.

What to Expect
Among the varied range of responsibilities held within this role, the Parts Lead will:

Lead, instruct, plan, schedule, and assign work and operations of the Corson Shop senior level Parts Technicians.
Follow established parts purchasing rules and contracts to procure, receive, store, inventory.
Issue automotive, light truck, heavy equipment and marine replacement parts utilizing the Fleet Equipment Management System (FEMS).
Match, code, copy, file, and process payable invoices.
Conduct an annual physical parts inventory for the region and maintain the inventory.
Meet with sales personnel, representatives, and vendors to discuss equipment component requirements and product availability.
Perform price and availability comparisons, analyze data, and make recommendations to supervision.
Visit assigned area shops monthly and work with the shop Lead to monitor inventory levels and parts room organization.

To be considered for this opportunity, the following are required:
High School Diploma or GED.
Three (3) years of administrative experience with an automotive, heavy duty and/or industrial commercial vehicle, or equipment fleet.
Valid Washington State driver’s license.
The ability and knowledge to perform the following:
Operate a forklift and pickup truck.
Sit for long periods operating a computer and must also be able to move from desk to parts room or shop regularly.
Prepare various auto, truck and replacement components and plan for demonstrations and testing.
Prepare various department forms.
Proficiently operate Microsoft Office programs and M-5 Fleet Management.
Work independently with minimal supervision.
Interpret directions, manuals, and policies to ensure safe and proper procedures are followed.
Adapt to change.
Use phone and fax/scanner.
Demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
The knowledge and Skills to perform the following:
Analyze data and make recommendations to supervisors.
Demonstrate excellent customer service skills.
Analyze fuel data and ensure purchases are processed correctly.
Ensure that PCMS transactions (utilizing PCMS and M5) are processed on time using the correct charge numbers for each transaction.
Process and reconcile P-card payments (PCMS); store and retrieve data using a fleet equipment management system (Fleet Focus M5); draft memos and letters; create and modify spreadsheets, databases, and reports.
Communicate in writing and verbally for the purpose of leading, instructing, scheduling, and disseminating information concerning the shop’s operation.
Analyze fleet and financial data and make recommendations based on findings.
Problem-solve and be able to handle several problems or projects simultaneously.
It is preferred that qualified candidates also have:
Three (3) years of parts management or lead experience with an automotive, heavy duty, and/or industrial commercial vehicle or equipment fleet.
Hands-on experience with AssetWork’s Fleet Equipment Management System (M5).

Important Notes
This recruitment may also be used to fill additional positions per business needs.
This position performs duties in both an office and shop environment. Incumbents must be able to work for prolonged periods on their feet, sit for long periods of time operating a computer, transport objects weighing up to 75 pounds using ergonomic risk reduction techniques including the use of equipment and team lifting, balance their body when on equipment, vehicles, step stools, or ladders, visually determine if someone needs help and render assistance, and hear sounds of approaching vehicles, equipment, or voices of employees needing help.
The salary listed includes the legislative approved 5% salary premium for positions in King County.
In addition to base salary, employees may be entitled to other forms of compensation depending on the type, duties, or location of the position. For union-represented positions, more information on other forms of compensation can be found in the applicable Collective Bargaining Agreements. Information on other compensation types for non-represented positions can be found in Chapter 357-28 of the Washington Administrative Code.
Washington Administrative Code (WAC) 357-16-197 mandates that all employees who work for executive cabinet agencies (which includes the Department of Transportation) must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Compliance with this mandate is a condition of employment with WSDOT. Exemption may be granted for religious or medical purposes; however, accommodations will be subject to approval based on the essential functions required of the position.

WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit

Work-Life Balance – We offer flexible work schedules that allow you time for your life outside of this excellent opportunity.
Paid Leave – In addition to 12 paid holidays, full-time employees earn a minimum 14 paid vacation days per year!
Tuition Assistance – Permanent employees have several options for assistance with education expenses, including tuition reimbursement programs, government discounts at participating colleges throughout the state, and eligibility for federal student loan forgiveness.
Plan For Your Future – WSDOT offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes a variety of healthcare options. Employees also have their choice of state retirement programs, and much more. Go to State Benefits for more information.

Check out this video to learn more: Why WSDOT?

How to Apply
Applications for this recruitment will be accepted electronically. Your relevant experience may be evaluated to determine salary. Therefore, it is very important that the “Work Experience” portion of the application be completed in as much detail as possible.
To be considered for this opportunity, please include the following with your online application:
An attached Resume outlining (in reverse chronological order) your experience to date.
An attached Cover Letter that further explains your qualifications and indicates why you believe you are a viable candidate for this role.
Contact details for a minimum three (3) individuals who can attest to your work performance, technical skills, and job-related competencies. This information can be entered in the “References” section of the online application; does not require an additional attachment.

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WSDOT is an equal opportunity employer. We value the importance of creating an environment in which all employees can feel respected, included, and empowered to bring unique ideas to the agency. Our diversity and inclusion efforts include embracing different cultures, backgrounds and viewpoints while fostering growth and advancement in the workplace. All persons, regardless of race, ethnicity, age, veteran status, sexual orientation, and/or gender identity, are encouraged to apply. Persons with disabilities needing assistance in the application process, or those needing this job announcement in an alternative format may contact the listed Recruiter.

WSDOT does not use the E-Verify system. For more information, please visit

Contact us
For inquiries about this posting, you may contact the assigned Recruiter, Andrew Huff, at [email protected] . Please be sure to reference 23DOT-NWR-10786 in the subject line.

Contact Person: Andrew Huff
Email: [email protected]
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Application Method: Apply Online
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Posted on April 24, 2023

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